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The only problem I've encountered is on a Thinkpad T20 laptop. On a cold-boot, the machine hangs when X11 starts up.... funny thing is that there's no problem on a re-boot. Have not checked logs or anything....don't know why.
This behavior happened even before installing usbvision, DRI (savage), Win4Lin, and transgaming kernel extensions.
APM works out-of-the-box, something I've had difficulty with in the past.
Other than the annoyance above, everything was detected during install and "just works". No noticable speed improvements.
This looks to be yet another rock-solid release for Slackware.
Speedbump, there are "lock" files created by X when it starts to avoid another instance. On a cold boot those files are not cleaned and perhaps that might be the problem. Can u paste the message X gives to you on a cold boot?
Thanks for your reply... unfortunately, I get a hard crash in the middle of starting X, no error messages, just a completely locked-up machine. I guess there may be a message somewhere in one of the logs but I have not looked.
The thing that really bugs me about this is it happens every time on cold boot, but NEVER on a re-boot...
Which log(s) should I check out? dmesg shows nothing out of the ordinary...